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What's the most powerful movie you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by furo, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    and one more came to mind... anyone see Session 9? that freaked me out for days!
     
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    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was blown away some months back when I watched "The White Ribbon" (Das weiße Band.) Incredibly powerful film, subtle, stark... really unique...
     
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    Only the original. The Keifer Sutherland version sucked.
    Yes, only the original. A Streetcar Named Desire was very gripping. Both Brando and Leigh were unbelievable in that movie.
     
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    Was blown away some months back when I watched "The White Ribbon" (Das weiße Band.) Incredibly powerful film, subtle, stark... really unique...

    Because of my recommendation in the Avatar thread? [​IMG]
     
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    Most of the obvious 1's have already been mentioned.
    Adding Legend of the Falls
     
  7. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Because of my recommendation in the Avatar thread? [​IMG]

    Did you recommend it there? I just saw it because the little indy theatre around the corner from me had it on, and I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

    Glad you liked it as well!
     
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    +infinity. Also: Roman Polanski's The Pianist and Roberto Benigni's La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful).
     
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    Guitar Preacher Senior member

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    I really want to see They Call Us Misfits Jayboy. If you havent seen it Following Sean seems some what similar to this. But yeah I want to find a copy of They Call Us Misfits.
     
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    Shoah

    Honorable mention to:

    Schindler's List
    To Live and Die in La
    Star Wars (I was 7 when it came out)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Jacob's Ladder
    Apocalypse Now

    Mike
     
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    Holy hell yes.

    Also, some of you have mentioned Butterfly Effect. I remember seeing this and liking it up until the typical pat-ending that wraps everything up and brings a smile to everyone's face even though it makes no sense. I have since become aware of the original ending which was shelved, if they had stuck with the original ending I would rate this movie much higher. Unbelievable that someone in Hollywood thought that change was for the better.
     
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    Went through the thread and didn't see it mentioned yet.

    The Cure - Actually saw this in high school and there wasn't a dry eye in the class. I will always remember one of the girls in my class ran out of the classroom bawling at the very end. Very touching movie.

    I would recommend you all queue this up in Netflix. It is even available for streaming.
     
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    Cinema Paradiso
    Betty Blue
    Saving Private Ryan

    and probably because I saw it my myself as a disenfranchised high schooler

    Apocolyse Now
     
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    Dancer in the dark
    Breaking the waves
    Fanny & Alexander
    Irreversible
    Wings of Desire
    Magnolia
    Barton Fink
    The Shining
    Barry Lyndon
    The 400 Blows
     
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    Donnie Darko
    A serious man
     
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    Yggdrasil Well-Known Member

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    La Haine, A Clockwork Orange, Requiem for a Dream, Defiance, Kids perhaps?
     
  17. L.R.

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    Maybe I'm weird or something, but movies don't real move me. I mean, sure, I laugh, cry, and everything else, but I can't really remember a time when a movie made sit back and go "woah.....".

    That being said, the closest things to "move" me would have to be something like SLC Punk. A great, underappreciated gem. Donnie Darko really was a movie that made you wonder as well...
     
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    The first movie that comes to mind is Short Cuts. Maybe my all time favorite!
    And I couldn't stop crying when I watched Precious.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I think I might agree with this.
     

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